Kadriorg Palace

Kadriorg Palace was founded by Russian Tsar Peter I in 1718. The palace was named Kadriorg (Katharinenthal in German) in honour of his wife Catherine I. The palace designed by Italian architect Nicola Michetti with its magnificent main hall is one of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Estonia and in Northern Europe as a whole. The lovely Roman Baroque palace is surrounded by a garden of fountains, hedges, and flowerbeds, modelled on Versailles.

Good to know: the Palace houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, which exhibits the Estonian Art Museum’s collection of foreign art – Western European and Russian art from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Kadriorg Palace was founded by Russian Tsar Peter I in 1718. The palace was named Kadriorg (Katharinenthal in German) in honour of his wife Catherine I. The palace designed by Italian architect Nicola Michetti with its magnificent main hall is one

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  • Interesting but not spectacular

    We visited Kadriorg Palace since we already had a Tallinn card (so entry was included) and we were continuing on to Pirita Monastery. Probably wouldn’t have bothered otherwise. It was easy to get...

  • Lovely palace

    Lovely palace with mainly art work but not a lot more to see. You need to leave your jacket and large bag at lockers. Garden would be lovely in summer. Easy to reach using tram from just outside the...

  • Tallinn, Kadriorg Palace

    Another great European styled palace with fantastic gardens surrounding it. Well worth a visit to admire how the wealthy lived in the past.


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